Meet Our Newest Team Members

chantalChantal Peterson is our new Market Manager and she’s more than excited to take on one of her favorite SLO activities…Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market! One of her main goals is to make positive relationships with the community while continuing to grow The Market in a happy and healthy environment.

Chantal grew up in Morro Bay and graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Agricultural Business and a minor in Wine and Viticulture. She continued to stay on the beautiful Central Coast and became the director and coordinator for two local wedding and event venues. Here, she strengthened her skills in customer satisfaction while organizing people and events with a smile and helpful hand.   She loves to be a part of a dynamic and hardworking team and can’t wait to meet you!


Vanessa Martinez has joined our team as a Special Events Coordinator. She is a recent graduate from Cal Poly and received her degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Event Planning and Management.  Vanessa was an Events Intern with the Downtown Association last spring where she participated in the planning and implementation of Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market and the special events that took place at The Market.  She has gained numerous abilities through her education, work, and volunteer experiences that she plans to utilize with the Downtown Association, including customer service skills and previous knowledge in special events.

As a San Diego native, she enjoys the quaint appeal that San Luis Obispo has to offer and loves to take her friends and family to eat and shop at the local businesses Downtown when they come to visit. She also likes to hike and explore the outdoors of the Central Coast.

Vanessa is incredibly excited to collaborate with the amazing people that work with or contribute to the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association and to be a part of the legacy it is leaving on this beautiful city.